An absolute triumph of an album.
The Loremen Podcast
A Mighty-Boosh-esque comedy podcast on local legends and obscure curiosities from days of yore.
Admiral Bulletin & the Internet Elucidation
In a blog dating to 1999, not everything makes it over from one engine to another. Back in 2005, I wrote a four-part piece of literary criticism fiction on the history of the Admiral Bulletin franchise. It’s actually kind of good.
In celebration of resurrecting the Admiral Bulletin storytelling game, I’ve added it back to the WordPress blog with tags and correct dates. You can find the four parts (and notes) here:
- Admiral Bulletin and the Internet Elucidation, Part I: The Origins of the Admiral
- Admiral Bulletin and the Internet Elucidation, Part II: The Golden Age
- Admiral Bulletin and the Internet Elucidation, Part III: Admiral Bulletin and the Daily Strip
- Admiral Bulletin and the Internet Elucidation, Part IV: The Turbulent Years After & Colophon
- Notes on Admiral Bulletin and the Internet Elucidation
A story- and atmosphere-heavy spellcasting RPG, heavily based on Ural mountain folklore.
“Midnight Mass” on Netflix
Some of the monster elements are a bit conventional so far, but on the whole another horror triumph limited series from Mike Flanagan.
No not JUST because my girlfriend immediately started kicking my a** when we both learned to play…
Want to learn real game design? Play more retro games. “Shining Force” for Sega Genesis is my favorite 16bit RPG, after Lunar: Silver Star Story.
Winter’s Knight by Nox Arcana
The old, dark Christmas. Rich and folkloric. Mood album for holiday season 2020. $10 on iTunes, BandCamp or Amazon.
Civ VI: Gathering Storm
Ugh. I wasn’t going to buy this smart mega-expansion. But then I did. At this point productivity is purely a memory.
I miss productivity, I hate the unskippable logos, I’m not a big fan of Steam, and it runs my laptop red hot, but wow is this game something.
Lunar: Silver Star Story
iPhone port of the classic SegaCD RPG. Still a wonderfully fun game.
EpithetADay on Twitter
Twitter users! Did you know I twit? Follow @EpithetADay for your daily epithet, courtesy of Matt Rasmussen.
The science podcast about monsters–delving deep into folklore, history, sociology, skepticism and more.
1914-1981. Struggling to understand Robert Aickman’s third-way psychological horror. Three used books on their way.
The blog is back online. Older posts will return as soon as I find a way to rescue them from my broken copy of Blosxom…
Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy soundtrack
Cinematic synths. Remember when the future was cool? My new working music.